Time for some tips to help some of our newer readers make the most of this semi-chaotic blog!
1. For each calendar day (eg Monday June 4, 2012), we push the expired specials towards the bottom of that day's timeline. This way, you have two blocks per day - the live and the expired (the ones with ENDED, EXPIRED, DEAD, SOLD OUT, etc in the blog-post title).
2. At the top of the page, we have pull down menus that can help you filter the specials by a variety of categories, manufacturers, mounts, camera types, etc. These can be helpful especially on busy days where there are specials posted left and right
3. Links to various Daily Deals pages and Special Promotion pages are always available in the right sidebar of the blog. While we check the specials regularly, we cannot check them 24x7, so you can do a DIY check using those sections at any time
4. You can also get the latest updates via RSS - we have an everything RSS feed and also a variety of special interest RSS feeds (these are subsets of the "everything" feed - if you subscribe to the Everything feed, you get everything)
5. Prices and availability of items can change at any time and for any reason unless the specials are part of a structured promotion with a preset expiration date/time. The blog-post-text here at this blog cannot be automatically updated when something changes. The retailer websites have the latest information. A good rule of thumb is this: each blog-post here has a date and time associated with it. The further away you are in time from the posting date (or latest update date), the higher the chances are that the prices and/or availability may have changed.
6. Your purchases through this blog are what helps keep this blog alive thanks to a variety of affiliate network programs that pay us advertising fees on purchases made through this blog. As you can imagine, this blog is a lot of time consuming and ephemeral work. Think of it as butler service. If you find it useful, please help keep it alive by making your purchases through the links here. This also sends a signal that more people are interested in this blog, so we can dedicate more time/resources to it.